Prints are made using Fotospeed’s Signature range “Platinum Etching 285” paper. This is a 285 gsm fine art paper with a matt finish and a velvety textured surface. It delivers excellent colour reproduction with wide colour gamut and deep blacks for great saturation. I make all A2 and A3 prints personally at home on a Canon Pro-1000 professional printer using Canon’s own pigment inks. A1 prints are made by Fotospeed at their Wiltshire base using the same paper and inks with a bigger printer. The maximum print size currently available with this paper is 44 inches wide and 15 m long.
The pigment-based inks resist fading in UV light and so provide a more colour-fast print than dye-based inks. This ink and paper combination together promises a print life of over 85 years. Having a high level of image stability makes it ideal for display purposes.
Each image will be printed with a minimum border of 20 mm around it to allow for mounting. All prints are signed, numbered (if the edition is limited) and blind-stamped by me. You will also receive a signed certificate of authenticity.
Whilst I offer a limited number of print sizes at checkout for ease of use, if you have other particular requirements or would like something a little different, please contact me before ordering.
From time to time I will be offering greetings cards. Each greeting card comes printed on white Symbol 300 gsm board with a white envelope and individually cellophane wrapped. The image is printed on the front with a white border around it. The back of the card includes details about the image, other cards available and this website. The front and back of the cards are gloss varnished. The inside of the card has been left blank for your own message.
If you would like to receive a mix of different card designs in your order rather than five of the same design, let me know which designs you would like from those available on the website.
Other Print Media
If you were looking for your artwork printed in a different way than the classic print, please contact me with your requirements. Products that I do not make myself but have offered in the past include:
- Canvases: a great way to get a photographic image onto the wall without having to mount or frame it. All work is printed onto high-quality heavyweight art canvas whose surface is laminated for ultimate longevity and hand-stretched onto a 20 mm deep frame. Sizes up to 60 x 36 inches.
- Acrylic Panels: a more contemporary wall product with no visible hanging system or frame. With diamond polished high-gloss finish and sharp, punchy colours, acrylic panels have a real wow-factor and are perfect for any living or office space. Sizes for 5 mm thick acrylic panels up to 24 x 36 inches and 8 mm thick panels up to 60 x 40 inches.
- Aluminium panels: show your images to great effect by having them mounted on aluminium di-bond print panels. The panels are perfectly smooth with a sleek, clean cut appearance making for a very contemporary, minimal look on which to showcase your images. All the panels come in a lustre finish complete with wall fixing attachments. Maximum size of 24 x 36 inches.